F-150 and Lincoln Continental Recall: Your Next Steps

February 14, 2019

Ford Motor Company issued a recall for select 2011-13 Ford F-150 vehicles. The automaker released a statement explaining that the recalled vehicles may have a defaulted 6-speed automatic transmission, potentially resulting in an unexpected shift to first gear without any warning to drivers.

On February 13, 2019, Ford Motor Company issued a recall for select 2011-13 Ford F-150 vehicles, as well as the 2018-2019 Lincoln Navigator.

The automaker released a statement explaining that the recalled vehicles may have a faulty 6-speed automatic transmission, which could lead to a loss of the output speed sensor to the powertrain control module, potentially resulting in an unexpected shift to first gear without any warning to drivers.

In 2016, Ford Motor Company issued a recall for select 2011-2012 Ford-150, Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles due to a similar transmission problem.

Ford F-150 Transmission Recall

Depending on the speed of the vehicle, an abrupt downshift could lead to a loss of control and cause rear tires to skid or lock, increasing the risk of an accident on the road.

Who’s Affected?

Ford states that five accidents, as well as one injury, have been reported due to the defective transmissions.

This recall affects approximately 1.26 million F-150 trucks in the United States, as well as roughly 221,000 in Canada.

What Should You Do?

Owners of affected 2011-13 F-150s will have the powertrain control model software updated by Ford dealers. Enter your VIN at this link to find out if there are recall notices or Service Actions on your vehicle.

The Ford reference number for this recall is 19S07.

2018-2019 Lincoln Navigator Door Latch Recall

Ford is also issuing a recall for select 2018-19 Lincoln Continental vehicles because of malfunctioning door latches. Due to a buildup of silicon contamination, affected door latches may, at times, not fully engage, increasing the potential for the door to swing open while the vehicle is being operated, running the risk of injury or an accident.

Who’s Affected?

Although the automaker is not aware of any reports of injuries or accidents related to this recall, approximately 27,000 vehicles in the United States and 1,200 in Canada are affected.

What Should You Do?

Ford dealers will remove and replace the latches in all four doors for owners with affected vehicles. Enter your VIN at this link to find out if there are recall notices or Service Actions on your vehicle.

The Ford Reference number for this recall is 19S03.

2019 Ford Mustang, Lincoln Nautilus, Lincoln Navigator Instrument Panel Recall

In addition to the above safety recalls, Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall on select 2019 Ford Mustang, Lincoln Nautilus and Lincoln Navigator vehicles due to faulty instrument panels, which may be blank upon vehicle startup.

Who’s Affected?

This recall affects roughly 4,200 vehicles in the United States and 150 vehicles in Canada. There have been no accidents or injuries reported by Ford relating to this malfunction.

What Should You Do?

Owners of the impacted vehicles will have the instrument panel cluster software updated by Ford.

Enter your VIN at this link to find out if there are recall notices or Service Actions on your vehicle.

The Ford Reference number for this recall is 19C03.

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